Hummingbird Cake

Thoroughbreads Bakery

This Hummingbird Cake recipe can be found in Bake from Scratch Vol.1 on page 23. It is originally a 3-layer cake, but I made a 2-layer cake with the same recipe. My thoughts on that are at the bottom of the page.


  • 3 + 1/3 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 + 1/3 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 c. toasted, chopped pecans
  • 2 ripe, mashed bananas
  • 3/4 c. + 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c. finely chopped fresh pineapple


  1. Preheat oven to 350º
  2. Trace the bottom of an 8 inch cake pan on parchment paper and cut out 3 identical circles. Spray 3 (8 inch) round cake pans with baking spray, place one piece of parchment paper in each.
    • The recipe says “spray 3 (8 inch) round cake pans with…

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